This is confusing. So they had a list that was generated somehow. Maybe a randomized pull from an entrant list? Then they lost the results table. Someone deleted it, or a routine server process deleted the table. Did they ever notify any of the winners? If not, it seems like more of a philosophy question than anything... If the list is gone but no one was ever notified, did anyone ever win at all? Why have they announced the disappearance of a list, instead of just running the query again and pulling a new data set? If everyone still has their equal shot at the prize, how has anyone lost anything? Other than Sony seemingly losing more of their dignity?